What are the nutritional requirements of a cereal crop?
Watch the video to learn about what nutrients are required for a cereal crop and the best times to apply them.
Essential nutrition for cereal crops throughout the growing season
Essential nutrition for cereals can be divided into five key stages. Preventing a nutrient deficiency at each of these stages is crucial for preserving the genetic potential of the crop and maximizing yield potential. Use the arrows below to learn about the key nutrients required for each stage:
Seeds are naturally nutritionally imbalanced – adding a seed nutrient dressing with the following nutrients can help the seedling get off to a strong start.
- Phosphorus – energy production and photosynthesis
- Zinc – auxin production to drive rooting
- Boron – cell membrane integrity for strong, healthy roots
- Manganese – photosynthesis (responsible for splitting the H2O molecule)
- Biostimulants (Transit-S) – abiotic stress management, root growth, & improving nutrient use efficiency
Nutrient Uptake Calculator
Use our crop uptake and removal calculator to determine how much of each nutrient is required for your targeted yield.
System of Chemtrition
+ Seed Protectant
Rate: 1.0L/MT Timing: Seed
- Drive lateral rooting with the optimal ratio of manganese and copper.
- Increase root development and eliminate carbohydrate root exudation with the addition of zinc and boron.
- Synergistic impact to rooting when combined with seed protection products to improve overall plant health.
Rate: 1.0L/ac Timing: Foliar
- Improve nutrient uptake and drive rooting with proper ratio and forms of phosphorus.
- Manganese applied to balance phosphorus loading to drive rooting and photosynthesis.
- Increase lignin strength and photosynthetic efficiency with supplementary copper and zinc
Rate: 0.5-1.0L/MT Timing: Foliar
- Increase nutrient uptake and synergy with fungicides with proper ratio and forms of phosphorus.
- Increase pollination with additional boron.
- Ensure the movement of carbohydrates and sugars to the reproductive parts of the plant by optimizing levels of potassium and magnesium
Proven Agronomic Performance
Field demo trials conducted in Western Canada proved the synergistic effects of the System of Chemtrition in Wheat, showing an average increase of 20% in Wheat yield.